World’s oldest bird gives birth

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The world’s oldest known bird has hatched a chick at the age of 70.

The bird , a Laysan albatross named Wisdom, gave birth to her 40th chick.

The new chick was hatched last month on Midway Atoll, a small scrap of land 1,300 miles north west of Hawaii. Wisdom then returned last month with her mate to hatch the chick.

Wisdom was first banded in 1956. Banding is a small item placed on the bird’s leg, so when they are spotted they can be tracked.

It was initially thought that Laysan Albatross birds had a life span of 40 years, but Wisdom is now teaching researchers more about the species.

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hayden
hayden
6 months ago

that is cool

ducky
ducky
6 months ago

WOW What a exciting experience

janelle
janelle
6 months ago

wow

Newspaper
Newspaper
6 months ago

This is so cool!

Tigerperson
Tigerperson
6 months ago

Wow very interesting

potato
potato
6 months ago

so cool

dylan
dylan
6 months ago

thats old

Amos
Amos
6 months ago

wow

Ava
Ava
6 months ago

WOW!!

Grace English
Grace English
6 months ago

She is SO cool! I researched the Southern Royal Albatross at school and found a whole lot of interesting facts!

Aimiti
Aimiti
6 months ago

I never knew that this was the eldest bird.

Last edited 6 months ago by Aimiti
brayden
brayden
6 months ago

never knew this bird can live for soooo long. Very cool:3

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please kiss me?????
6 months ago

wow cool

kayleigh
kayleigh
6 months ago

wow

bobby
bobby
6 months ago

thats cool

kimberly staiggerr
kimberly staiggerr
6 months ago

that is just WOW

Riley
Riley
6 months ago

Thats just happy and cool

keith
keith
6 months ago

wow

ciara
ciara
6 months ago

amazing

Taya
Taya
6 months ago

Omg that’s amazing :0:D

tom
tom
5 months ago

wow

Wendy
Wendy
5 months ago

i really liked the article.

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